president muhammadu buhari has petitioned the international community over the activities of the indigenous people of Biafa,IPOB and Biafra Campaigns
In a statement made available to thebiafrastar on Sunday by Garba Shehu,Senior special assistant to the president Media and Publicity, said a very deep and wide investigation by an agency of the Nigeria government,working with international community partners have made them to become aware that there are two,international campaigns being run concurrently by the IPOB.
According to the statement,”both are using the cover of Christianity-and calling for a US Special Envoy to be appointed to stop the “genocide”of Christian in Nigeria. but the real purpose is to drive a wedge between the Nigeria government and its US and UK/European allies”
He advised the International community to ignore this campaign as” they have disregarded similar past campaign originated by this group which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the Nigeria state.”
The statement Reas thus:
“The Presidency wishes to draw the attention of all citizens and the international community to a most misleading campaign spearheaded by the so-called Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) Using false allegations of persecution of Christians against Nigerian State/”
“A very deep and wide investigation by an agency of the Nigerian, working with international partners have made us become ware that there are two,interconnected campaigns being run concurrently by the IPOB in this regard”.
“They secured a MPs debate on the “Christian Genocide”in the House of Commons in which staff members of the UK PR was referenced as the “private secretary” to the leaders of the UK-Based Charity.”
“its clear al of the above that the IPOB’S extraordinarily and dubiously well-funded campaign in the US and UK/Europe is misusing the issue of the welfare of Christians purely to further their own political ends, and it seeks to damage inter-religious dialogue in Nigeria as well as to damage the international reputation of Nigeria”.
“Nigerians and the international community are hereby advised to ignore this campaign as they have disregarded similar past campaigns originated by this group which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the Nigerian State.
“International groups and the societies are welcome to send representatives to Nigeria and give a lie to the false claims made by these terrorist groups who are duping them of their money and involving them in conduct and activities disguised to destroy the harmonious relationships existing between their home countries and Nigeria.”